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How to : List Local users MMC in Windows 8, 8.1

This post is a step by step on How to list local users MMC in Windows 8 | 8.1 .Microsoft Management Console (MMC), is a built-in extensible common presentation service for management applications. MMC snap-ins are commonly used by Microsoft or other third party programs to interact with host integration services within the operating system.  MMC can be used to add /remove snap-ins according to the need of the administrator. Some of the most common management consoles in Windows Operating system are gpedit.msc & rsop.msc ( Resultant Set of Policy )

Below are the steps to List Local users & Groups in Microsoft Management Console (MMC):

  • Press Windows Logo Key + X
  • Press A ( This will open command prompt with elevated privileges | Administrator mode )


  • Now, within the command prompt type MMC  & press enter



  • Now, within the File Menu on the top left corner
  • Click on Add/Remove Snap-in…


  • Locate & select Local Users and Groups
  • Click on Add
  • Click OK
  • A New Windows will pop open


  • Here, Select Local Computer
  • Click on Finish
  • Press OK


  • Now, a new entry named Local Users and Groups (Local) Can be seen
  • Here, if you notice are listed all the users in your system.


  • Now, Click on File
  • Click on Save
  • Give a name to this management console, so that you can use it later



If you need further help or face an issue implementing any of the above mentioned steps, feel free to drop a line to me & I will try to help out.

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6 replies on “How to : List Local users MMC in Windows 8, 8.1”

I have an external hard drive (WD) that I have been using for a while now. Recently I can’t get it open. It appears on the file explorer menu, as G but when I click on it it starts to load but does not seem to finish. I can’t access any of my files…. and I have loads of files on it . Please, any help you can give will be appreciated.

Following your directions, I get a message “This snap in May not be used with this edition of Windows 8.1. To manage user accounts … Use Control Panel”. Which does not work either

I tried the steps on adding local users and groups but all I get is a pop up saying its not compatible with this version of windows 8.1…. yet you say we don’t need pro or enterprise for it to work.. man msft really screwed the pooch on this version of windows.. limiting or omitting user functions when they used to be in home editions of 7.. I can’t even get group policy mmc.

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